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I am married to the love of my life and am finally able to shower him with all of the attention he deserves. I am now retired and living the life here in Europe. I am an American, he is an Australian, and this is our second overseas address. The first was Shanghai, China and now Munich, Germany. Come along and live the life with us as we continue our adventure of discovering all Europe has to offer.

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Monday, May 2, 2011


I have just heard the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed.  How to react.  At first, I was tempted to celebrate as I see my fellow Americans are doing in Times Square, but then I went on Facebook and read our Lord's words, "Those who live by the sword, die by the sword," posted by my son.

A bit of back story about my son is that he and his wife, both Christians, have dedicated their lives to help Muslims who are immigrating into the U.S.  Now, with the difficulties in the mideast, more and more people are fleeing war and tyranny and some are finding their way into America.  These peopler are innocents, caught in the cross-fire.  They have children, livelihoods, neighbors, friends and relatives that they have left to seek freedom and protection.  Many cannot speak English and as a result cannot work immediately, cannot complete a rental agreement, and cannot afford necessary medical treatment or medication.

Together, my son and his wife tend to the needs of these people  by reaching out, in God's love, to help them in any way they can.  It may be to find them clothing and furniture, food, or translation services.  Teaching them English is one of the greatest needs that they have.  Instead of hating Muslims, they are showing them that our Lord is a loving God and died for them in order that they may live an eternal life with Him.

It is a difficult mission, to show God's mercy to people who believe in Allah.  But they are bringing Muslims to the Lord, one person at a time.  My son's admonition, not to cheer, not to celebrate, is within God's teachings.  We Americans were not pleased to see Muslims cheering and celebrating when the Twin Towers fell.  We despised them celebrating and passing sweets out in the street while we were burying our dead.  I can feel no differently when the images of Americans celebrating in the streets are broadcast in Muslim countries.  Our Lord would not be pleased.

There is no doubt he was an evil man, but God will deal with his eternal soul.

At the moment, the U.S.government has raised the threat level in fear of retribution.  Politics are responsible for most of this hatred between Christians and Muslims.  We, as believers, are not of this world.  As my son said, "We are just visitors."

 I pray for the safety of all people; our soldiers, our citizens and the citizens of every country of the world.  May there be peace.

‎"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."

--Martin Luther King, Jr.


Formerly known as Frau said...

God Bless America!

Anonymous said...

That was well put. I admire your son's work.

Betty said...

Very very important thoughts on this subject. I applaud you for putting them out there.

April said...

I could not have said it better myself...THANK YOU.

Shawn said...

Thanks for the post and thank your son for the work he is doing. I just hope he is able to bring many Muslims to our Lord.